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3 Jobs

Talking about jobs

A Use the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English entry for job to help you fill the gaps with the words and phrases from the box. The meaning of the missing word or phrase is in brackets.

temporary

part-time

steady

quit

holding down

out of

applied for

get

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

job I'd ever had. (regular)

After all it was the first

, _________ But I didn't listen - I thought I would _________ a new job easily. (find) I've always had problems _________ a job. (keeping), so everybody told me not to _________ my job. (leave) or maybe I can find a _________ job. (not permanent) I've _________ over thirty jobs, but with no success. (write to ask for) I've now been _________ a job for over three months. (unemployed) Perhaps I'll just have to accept a _________ job (not full-time)

B

Now put the sentence parts above into an order that makes sense.

What’s my occupation?

C Look at the occupation photos on page 1133 of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Work in pairs: A and B. B should turn his or her worksheet face down as A reads the following sentences. All the sentences describe one occupation. After each sentence B should make a guess about which occupation from the page is being described.

I'm good at cutting. You might come to me before a special celebration. I work with natural things. You might ask me to make a room look nice. I sell flowers. What's my occupation?

D Swap roles. A should turn his or her worksheet face down as B reads the following sentences. After each sentence A should make a guess about which occupation from the page is being described.

I pull things out and fill them. You might come to me when you're in pain. I look into dark places. I am very well educated. I look after your teeth. What's my occupation?

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